Chronology of Events

July 15

1962

1962 01 1962 College Year in Athens CYA launched

College Year in Athens (CYA) founded

July 15

1962-1963

1962-1963 02 CYAs first year of operation with an enrollment of 5 students 1

CYA’s first year of operation with an enrollment of 5 students

July 15

1964

1964 03 26 Deinokratous St.

Establishment of the first CYA office and classrooms and dining area in rented spaces at 61 Deinokratous &  26 Deinokratous St.

July 15

1965

1965 04 1965 Student apartments clustered in the Kolonaki area.

Student apartments established/obtained in the Kolonaki area.

July 15

1969

1969 05 1969 First scholarship given in memory of Raphael Demos

First scholarship given (in memory of Raphael Demos)

July 15

1970

1970 06 1970 First semester group program established DePauw University

First semester group program established

July 15

1974

1974 08 1974 CYA moves office and classrooms and library in rented quarters at 59 Deinokratous St.

Establishment of an intensive modern Greek language summer program in Athens

July 22

1981

1981 11

Ismene Phylactopoulou retires; Louis Cajoleas assumes directorship of CYA

July 22

1986

1986 13

Louis Cajoleas retires; Alexis Phylactopoulos assumes directorship of CYA

July 22

1987

1987 14

CYA Alumni reunion in Greece in celebration of its 25th anniversary

July 22

1991

1991 17

Introduction of a summer study-travel program in Greek Archaeology and Religion

July 22

1997

1997 25 1997 DIKEMES International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies established as a CYAs representative in Greece

CYA activities are conducted by the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies (DIKEMES), a Greek non-profit educational organization licensed by the Hellenic Ministry of Education

July 22

2003

First short term Faculty-Led Program

July 22

2007

2007 40

CYA Alumni reunion in celebration of its 45th anniversary

July 22

2008

2008 41

Establishment of Winter Intersession program 

July 22

2012

2012 44

CYA apartments established in the Pangrati area

July 22

2016

2016 50

CYA hosts the Forum On Education Abroad’s European Conference

July 22

2017

2017 52

First CYA Annual Student Conference

July 22

2018

2018 55

First CYA International Academic Conference

July 22

2019

Establishment of CYA Academic Advisory Roundtable

July 22

2020

2020 59

CYA makes a swift shift to online teaching mid-semester due to COVID-19

July 22

2020

2020 60

Launching of the CYA Virtual Lecture Series

July 22

2021

2021 64 2021 Launching of CYA Hellenic Executive Program

Launching of CYA Hellenic Executive Program

July 22

2022

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Publication of CYA Papers I

July 22

2022